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Itching scalp, bump behind ear, hurts to put pressure

Hi i have been having itchy scalp problems for a couple weeks now at first i thoight it was just my shampoo and conditionar i was using so i swithced and it didnt work i also just found out i haave a lump/bump pretty small behind my ear...the weird thing is it will ge small and then bigger again it doesnt hurt unless you put a lot of pressure on it sometimes it will disapear and come back when i lay down or something.
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Hi there,
It seems like you are having Seborrheic Dermatitis,which is an inflammatory condition of the scalp and skin and the skin becomes more sensitive to the yeast called Malassezia.Simply dandruff is an uninflamed form of seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Following is the treatment of the SD.
1: Nizoral AD shampoo,three times a week for 4 weeks initially and then whenever required.
2:Betonil lotion,should be applied and massage through hair every night for 10 days,every other night for 10 days, and then whenever needed.
3:Tablet Zyrtec 10mg,once a day for 10-14 days,its an anti allergic and should help in irritation and itch.
Regarding the bump behind the ear,there are two possibilities,one: it could be a Ptyrosporum folliculitis due to SD or it can be an enlarged lymph node due to the inflammation going on in the scalp.Both of them will relieve after treatment.
thanks very much and all the best.
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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